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Biodegradable Hyperbranched Polyesters

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Team: Brandon Zhu & Daniel Zhang Mentor: Patrick Smith, PhD Research Overview: The efficacy of active ingredients is often inadequate due to poor targeting and limited lifetime of the active at the receptor site.  Designing smart delivery systems which are capable of controlled release of the actives is one route to increase utilization efficiency.  Dendritic polymers, which include dendrimers and hyperbranched polymers,…